Who Am I

The first financial therapist in Michigan

My name is Lindsay Bryan-Podvin. As the first financial therapist in Michigan, I bring financial literacy to women in an empathic, easy-to-understand way that unravels internalized barriers to feeling amazing about managing money. With a background in mental health research and psychotherapy, I'm thrilled to offer these unique, and much needed, services in our community. As I’m aware that my services aren’t accessible to all, I volunteer with Circles of Washtenaw County, a program with the goal of breaking the cycle of generational poverty. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Michigan State University.

Why Financial Therapy

Anyone can google her way to a budget spreadsheet. My role is to guide you to financial and emotional balance. In the world of therapy, we talk about tough stuff like sex, trauma, and heartache but we rarely talk about the thing that impacts us in every aspect of our lives: money. My approach is to check in with your thoughts and feelings before, during, and after we look at the bookkeeping side of your money. Need to take a look at the actual services? Go ahead and click here. To practice what I preach, all services and fees are on my site. No digging around to try and figure out what I charge.

How I Can Help You

I'm more interested in what works for YOU than rigidly following someone else's guidelines.

You are kicking a** and taking names at work, at home, and with your health. The only missing thing? Balance with your money. I will work with you to discover what methods best work for you and your money. There are plenty of great options available for budgeting, saving, and investing, but I'm more interested in what works for YOU than rigidly following someone else's guidelines. Maybe we need to clear the clutter of old money lessons before we dig in. Perhaps we need to back things up and provide you with the language and definitions of financial terms so you can feel empowered in your money-making decisions. Whatever it is you need help with, I'll show you how to find your version of a balanced financial relationship so you can sleep peacefully at night and log into your bank account with empowerment. Ready to go? Click here to schedule an appointment. I practice at Grove Emotional Health Collaborative in the heart of Ann Arbor, MI and also provide services via video.

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